From destroying railway property to stealing items from trains, Indian Railways has witnessed massive losses in the recent past. The data released recently revealed the harsh reality of theft from trains.
As per figures provided by Western Railways, during 2017-18, around 1.95 lakh towels, 81,736 bed sheets, 55,573 pillow covers, 5,038 pillows and 7,043 blankets were stolen by passengers from trains.
Data also reveals that 200 toilet mugs that were chained to the wall were stolen along with 1,000 taps and over 300 flush pipes.
Sunil Udasi, CPRO Central Railway, said, “Between April to September 2018, 79,350 hand towels, 27,545 bed sheets, 21,050 pillow covers, 2,150 pillows and 2,065 blankets were stolen, which were worth Rs. 62 lakh approximately.”
If this continues, all the efforts to provide better services to the passengers will go in vain.